WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Metro Adds Rush Hour Exception For Folding Bikes

Play associated audio
Fold-up bicycles have been officially declared Metro-friendly, even during
Daniel Lobo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/daquellamanera/576034710/
Fold-up bicycles have been officially declared Metro-friendly, even during

There may be an addition to your crowded, rush hour ride home on the Metro. Passengers are now allowed to carry on folding bicycles.

Metro has announced folding bicycles no longer have to be carried in a case during rush hour. They are allowed any time, but during the peak periods have to be folded and securely fastened now.  Metro changed its policy because folding bike designs have improved, they're more more compact, and they have chain guards that keep the grease from someone s bike off your pants.

Standard bicycles are still prohibited during rush hour and other busy periods. The agency says it encourages its customers to travel to stations by bicycle now that it has more than 4,000 bicycle parking spaces at the stations.

WAMU 88.5

Remains In Jamestown Linked To Early Colonial Leaders

Scientists from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation say they've identified four men buried in the earliest English church in America.
WAMU 88.5

The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

WAMU 88.5

D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

NPR

Researchers Warn Against 'Autonomous Weapons' Arms Race

Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea "can spot and track a human being for a distance of 2 miles — and can very accurately kill that person."

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.